Jacob Reptile is a native New Orleanian, multi-media artist who specializes in fiber arts. He is the founder of the Aquarium Gallery & Studios in the Bywater neighborhood, and the inspiration and co-creator of the Flaming Flagettes, an all-queer flag-core marching group bringing spirit and movement to the streets of New Orleans and beyond. He took a hiatus from the South and received his BFA in Fiber Art at the Kansas City Art Institute.
He is a strong believer in healthy ecosystems, whether it be for his passion for designing and creating aquariums and garden spaces, building a thriving community around the studios in his home, or creating magical spectacle performance for the public to witness. His personal artwork focuses on larger-than-life creatures and interactive curious objects realized with lush colors and sensory textures. His work is playful, wild, and intricate – always dancing between real life and the imaginative world.